Mary Jo Wiseman
As a corporate meeting and event planner, Mary Jo Wiseman, CMP (known to many as MJ), managed the full spectrum of the event planning process, across all levels of management with an emphasis on high profile, executive-level groups including senior management, Board of Directors and key customers. The author’s systematic approach to project management helped her to get and stay focused on the task at hand while handling multiple details, projects and deadlines throughout her career.
She was an active member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) throughout her career having served both on the Education Committee and the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Chapter. She obtained her CMP designation in 1992, and considers herself a lifelong learner. She enjoys best, teaching and coaching others and being part of a team.
Since leaving the corporate world she has stayed current in the industry and trip directing.
She volunteered her time one day a week for five years assisting WomenVenture, a nonprofit organization that provides micro-financing for women starting or expanding a business with their prospect research, something that brought her full circle to a similar prospect research position she had at Metropolitan State University prior to starting on her meeting planning career.
Mary Jo lives in White Bear Lake with her husband James Huonder and spends as much time together as they can aboard their sailboat Unity which they keep in Bayfield, WI.